8. SYD Backyard Sausage Making Class (Dec 8, 2024) (Diamond Bar, CA)

$499.00 $750.00

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In response to numerous requests for more classes, Harry has teamed up with award winning Sausage Sensei Bill Dumas who is his BBQ brother from a different Mother.

Harry is taking reservations for his sausage making class in 2025 which will be held on a Sunday. The final class date will be posted soon.

Bill is one of the most well-known sausage master craftsmen in Texas and who will take your sausage making skills to new lengths (pun intended!)

Please indicate the student's name(s) and any additional details in the shopping cart “Special Instructions” box when completing your purchase.

You will be contacted by email by our Slap Yo Daddy BBQ Class Coordinator with additional details once registration is completed. Classes will be held on a Sunday.

Class Details

Each class is limited in size as this is a hands-on class with one-on-one guidance. The class will be held in Diamond Bar, California on Sunday from 7:45 am – 2:30 pm.

Are you a backyard griller looking to add some Texas-style flavor to your BBQ game? Look no further! Our simplified Texas-style sausage making class is perfect for beginners. Learn the basics of sausage making in a fun and easy-to-follow format. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process, from selecting the right cuts of meat to mixing in the perfect blend of spices and seasonings. You will also get hands-on experience with the latest techniques and equipment, and take home your own delicious creations. Impress your friends and family with your new skills, and elevate your backyard grilling to the next level. Sign up today and join the ranks of Texas-style sausage makers!

Sausage is a key part of BBQ and is an integral part of “The Texas Trinity:” Brisket, Pork Ribs and Sausage. If you are looking for a Teacher with many years of experience in both Commercial Production Facilities and in Restaurant settings, then you need look no further than Bill Dumas!

Bill has been a professional pitmaster and sausage maker in the BBQ Industry for over 10 years and has a proven track record of making unique and delicious sausages beyond Jalapeno Cheddar and Beef sausage to Supreme Pizza, El Pastor, and beyond!  

Bill can take any dish, explode it and put it back together in a tube aka sausage! His methodology in making these signature specials are unique and quirky which you will love like his many fans do. Bill has the knowledge, skills, and passion to unlock the mysteries of Sausage Making for you.

Of the hundreds of people and restaurant owners Bill has taught the art of Sausage Making, many have gone on to achieve the coveted “Texas Monthly Magazine Top 50 BBQ Joint” ranking.  He has attracted students from all over the U.S., and the world, to his class.

The bonus is Harry will be providing a championship-level BBQ lunch (brisket, ribs, sides) and other muse bouche goodies (pig candy, atomic buffalo turds, bacon tempura shrimp, Kalbi shortribs) along the way

Each student will take home sausages and BBQ leftovers for your family to enjoy and a bound copy of the class manual, a souvenir black Slap Yo' Daddy BBQ apron (commercial grade), a frameable certificate of completion of the Sausage Sensei Sausage Making Class, and one year of free technical BBQ support.

Class Objectives

  • What is sausage? In depth explanation of its history and importance in Texas BBQ. What are the different types?
  • What is Myosin and Protein Extraction? Why is this important?
  • What is Bill's proven process? Explanation of the 3-day production schedule
  • What meats and fats are best for making sausage?
  • Fat ratios and their importance
  • Salts, both “regular” and Nitrites. Full explanation and proper ratios
  • How to set the cure, aka dry brine
  • Types of specialized sausage equipment. Their usage, and suggestions on what to buy/obtain
  • Types of smokers. What is a good fire? How to properly smoke sausage
  • Types of casings and their usage
  • How to obtain proper snap, color retention, and texture
  • Grind/Bind/Case/Link. Work side-by-side with Bill in a hands-on class
  • Bill's crowd pleasing unique recipes you can use to dazzle your guests and customers
  • Certificates and Conclusion

Check out Harry in action with Bill during his visit to Liberty BBQ in Austin Texas.


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